Mar 14, 2013 3:37 PM by MELISSA CANONE
United Blood Services today is announcing a critical appeal for type O negative blood. As the community blood provider for this area and stewards of the community blood supply, maintaining an adequate supply of all blood types is imperative. O Negative blood types are the universal donor. O Negative can be transfused to any patient with any blood type, however, only O Negative can be transfused to an O Negative patient. With only 6% of the population having O Negative blood, it is considered a rare blood type and always in demand.
Schedule your blood donation online @ www.bloodhero.com. Knowing how many to expect means we are better able to serve you. You also earn reward points for signing-up online, which means you earn points in our Hero In Me donor rewards program:
Visit your nearest United Blood Services donor center today:
Lafayette Donor Center
1503 Bertrand Dr.
Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2pm
Volunteer donors must be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Sixteen year olds must have parental permission. All donors 16-22 years of age must meet certain height and weight requirements. Log on to unitedbloodservices.org to schedule your appointment today.